THE NEW OUTCASTS / LOS NUEVOS OLVIDADOS
Photographer Octavio Kano-Galván’s initiation into art began when he was six years old at the Taller infantil de artes plásticas in Mexico City. He completed his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at the Escuela de Artes Plásticos (UNAM) in conjunction with a degree in mechanical engineering. Soon after graduation, Octavio worked as a still-shot photographer in the motion picture industry while pursuing at the same time his artistic goals. He has had several one-man shows and group exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, India, and China.
Originally from France, Sonia Feigenbaum Karsenti began her career as a cellist. She received her bachelor's degree in cello peformance and she then discovered Latin American fiction and pursued graduate studies in Hispanic Literatures and cultures. She has taught Spanish, Latin American literature and comparative literature at Indiana University, Williams College and the University of St. Thomas. In 2005, she published her first novel, Memorias de olvido. She is currently completing a second novel De aquí al cielo, de ida y de regreso.